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Update: Arrest Confirmed of Driver of Stolen Vehicle Sought After Monday Morning Elude Near Lee's Camp Off Highway 6
May 21, 2013

Lieutenant Gregg Hastings
Public Information Officer
(503) 731-3020 ext 247
gregg.hastings@state.or.us

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Tillamook County Sheriff's Office confirmed THOMAS ANTHONY WHITE, age 28, from Hillsboro, was arrested Monday afternoon, May 20, in the area law enforcement officers were searching south of Highway 6 near Lee's Camp after he fled on foot from a stolen vehicle into the woods near C-Line Road and Lyda Road. A deputy was flagged down by loggers who were aware of the search after spotting a man matching WHITE's description.
 
WHITE was lodged in the Tillamook County Jail on the following charges:
 
* Felony Attempt to Elude in a Vehicle
* Misdemeanor Attempt to Elude on Foot
* Reckless Driving
* Recklessly Endangering Another Person
* Unauthorized Use of a Motor Vehicle
* Possession of a Stolen Vehicle
* Warrant (Washington County) - Failure to Appear - Theft in the First Degree
 
Questions about the arrest should be directed to Tillamook County Sheriff's Office
 
On May 20, 2013 at approximately 1:23 a.m., the Tillamook Police Department attempted to stop a stolen 2001 Chrysler Sebring displaying Oregon license plates eastbound on Highway 6 east of Tillamook. An OSP trooper and Tillamook County Sheriff's Office joined Tillamook police as the stolen vehicle fled eastbound at a high rate of speed, turning south of Highway 6 onto county roads near Lee's Camp.
 
At approximately 1:50 a.m., the two occupants abandoned the vehicle on C-line Road near Lyda Road and fled on foot. The vehicle's passenger, EDER ALEJANDRO HERNANDEZ, age 22, from Hillsboro, was located and taken into custody. HERNANDEZ was lodged in the Tillamook County Jail for Unauthorized Use of a Motor Vehicle and misdemeanor Attempt to Elude on Foot.
 
The driver was identified as WHITE who was wanted out of Washington County for Failure to Appear - Theft in the First Degree.